Driver Arrested in Buggy Crash That Hurt 5

Posted Thursday, November 1, 2012 --- 11:35 a.m.

CHETEK, Wis. (AP) -- Barron County sheriff's officials say they've arrested a driver they say is responsible for a crashing a pickup truck into a buggy and injuring five people before fleeing the scene.

Authorities say the driver was arrested Thursday. The hit-and-run crash happened about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday near Chetek. Deputies say two adults and three children are hospitalized. The Chippewa Herald says one person was flown to Eau Claire, two were sent to a hospital in Bloomer and two others to Barron.

There's no immediate word on their conditions.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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